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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932711/molecular-characterization-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-clinical-shigella-isolates-during-2014-and-2015-trends-in-south-india
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Shalini Anandan, Dhiviya Prabaa Muthuirulandi Sethuvel, Revathi Gajendiren, Valsan Philip Verghese, Kamini Walia, Balaji Veeraraghavan
BACKGROUND: Shigella species are an important cause of acute diarrheal disease worldwide. This study describes the prevalence of Shigella spp. serotypes and their resistance profile in Vellore, South India from 2014 to 2015. METHODS: From 2014 to 2015, 338 Shigella strains were isolated from stool samples at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Identification and serotyping was carried out using standard protocols. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was done against commonly used antibiotics...
September 2017: Germs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932390/newest-data-on-fluoroquinolone-resistance-mechanism-of-shigella-flexneri-isolates-in-jiangsu-province-of-china
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Tingting Qin, Huimin Qian, Wenting Fan, Ping Ma, Lu Zhou, Chen Dong, Bing Gu, Xiang Huo
BACKGROUND: To determine the prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and related presence of mutations in quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) genes and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) among Shigella flexneri isolates obtained from Jiangsu Province, China. METHODS: A total of 400 Shigella flexneri clinical isolates collected during 2012-2015 were identified by biochemical and serological methods, and the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern was evaluated using the disc-diffusion method...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931073/bacterial-and-diazotrophic-diversities-of-endophytes-in-dendrobium-catenatum-determined-through-barcoded-pyrosequencing
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Ou Li, Rong Xiao, Lihua Sun, Chenglin Guan, Dedong Kong, Xiufang Hu
As an epiphyte orchid, Dendrobium catenatum relies on microorganisms for requisite nutrients. Metagenome pyrosequencing based on 16S rRNA and nifH genes was used to characterize the bacterial and diazotrophic communities associated with D. catenatum collected from 5 districts in China. Based on Meta-16S rRNA sequencing, 22 bacterial phyla and 699 genera were identified, distributed as 125 genera from 8 phyla and 319 genera from 10 phyla shared by all the planting bases and all the tissues, respectively. The predominant Proteobacteria varied from 71...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930004/enteric-infections-circulating-during-hajj-seasons-2011-2013
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Moataz Abd El Ghany, Mona Alsomali, Malak Almasri, Eriko Padron Regalado, Raeece Naeem, AbdulHafeez Tukestani, Abdullah Asiri, Grant A Hill-Cawthorne, Arnab Pain, Ziad A Memish
Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is a unique mass gathering event that raises public health concerns in the host country and globally. Although gastroenteritis and diarrhea are common among Hajj pilgrims, the microbial etiologies of these infections are unknown. We collected 544 fecal samples from pilgrims with medically attended diarrheal illness from 40 countries during the 2011-2013 Hajj seasons and screened the samples for 16 pathogens commonly associated with diarrheal infections...
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929202/intestinal-microbiota-of-white-shrimp-penaeus-vannamei-under-intensive-cultivation-conditions-in-ecuador
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Oreste Gainza, Carolina Ramírez, Alfredo Salinas Ramos, Jaime Romero
The goal of the study was to characterize the intestinal tract bacterial microbiota composition of Penaeus vannamei in intensive commercial ponds in Ecuador, comparing two shrimp-farming phases: nursery and harvest. Bacterial microbiota was examined by sequencing amplicons V2-V3 of the 16S rRNA using Ion Torrent technology. Archaea sequences were detected in both phases. Sequence analyses revealed quantitative and qualitative differences between the nursery phase and the harvest phase in shrimp intestinal microbiota composition...
September 20, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928724/the-maturing-development-of-gut-microbiota-in-commercial-piglets-during-the-weaning-transition
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Limei Chen, Yuesong Xu, Xiaoyu Chen, Chao Fang, Liping Zhao, Feng Chen
Early weaned piglets are vulnerable to diarrhea because of weaning stress and immaturity of intestinal tract. Compelling evidence suggests that gut microbiota is vital to host health. However, it is not well understood on the composition and succession of piglet gut microbiota during the weaning transition. In our two trials, total 17 commercial piglets were studied in a pig farm in Jiangxi Province, China. Fresh feces were collected for four times (10 days before weaned, weaned day, 10 days after weaned, 21 days after weaned) by rectal massage...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924496/challenging-a-bioinformatic-tool-s-ability-to-detect-microbial-contaminants-using-in-silico-whole-genome-sequencing-data
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Nathan D Olson, Justin M Zook, Jayne B Morrow, Nancy J Lin
High sensitivity methods such as next generation sequencing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are adversely impacted by organismal and DNA contaminants. Current methods for detecting contaminants in microbial materials (genomic DNA and cultures) are not sensitive enough and require either a known or culturable contaminant. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a promising approach for detecting contaminants due to its sensitivity and lack of need for a priori assumptions about the contaminant. Prior to applying WGS, we must first understand its limitations for detecting contaminants and potential for false positives...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922029/exploratory-study-into-the-microbiological-quality-of-spinach-and-cabbage-purchased-from-street-vendors-and-retailers-in-johannesburg-south-africa
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Erika M du Plessis, Sarasha Govender, Bala Pillay, Lise Korsten
Knowledge of the microbiological quality and prevalence of antibiotic resistance and virulence genes in bacterial isolates from leafy green vegetables supplied by formal suppliers (retailers) and informal suppliers (street vendors) in South Africa is limited. Because leafy vegetables have been implicated in foodborne disease outbreaks worldwide, 180 cabbage and spinach samples were collected from three major retailers and nine street vendors in Johannesburg, South Africa. Escherichia coli and coliforms were enumerated using Petrifilm plates...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915922/recent-urbanization-in-china-is-correlated-with-a-westernized-microbiome-encoding-increased-virulence-and-antibiotic-resistance-genes
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Kathryn Winglee, Annie Green Howard, Wei Sha, Raad Z Gharaibeh, Jiawu Liu, Donghui Jin, Anthony A Fodor, Penny Gordon-Larsen
BACKGROUND: Urbanization is associated with an increased risk for a number of diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and cancer, which all also show associations with the microbiome. While microbial community composition has been shown to vary across continents and in traditional versus Westernized societies, few studies have examined urban-rural differences in neighboring communities within a single country undergoing rapid urbanization. In this study, we compared the gut microbiome, plasma metabolome, dietary habits, and health biomarkers of rural and urban people from a single Chinese province...
September 15, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912547/a-systematic-exploration-of-the-interactions-between-bacterial-effector-proteins-and-host-cell-membranes
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Bethany A Weigele, Robert C Orchard, Alyssa Jimenez, Gregory W Cox, Neal M Alto
Membrane-bound organelles serve as platforms for the assembly of multi-protein complexes that function as hubs of signal transduction in eukaryotic cells. Microbial pathogens have evolved virulence factors that reprogram these host signaling responses, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we test the ability of ~200 type III and type IV effector proteins from six Gram-negative bacterial species to interact with the eukaryotic plasma membrane and intracellular organelles. We show that over 30% of the effectors localize to yeast and mammalian cell membranes, including a subset of previously uncharacterized Legionella effectors that appear to be able to regulate yeast vacuolar fusion...
September 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911679/assessment-of-bacterial-quality-of-honey-produced-in-tamale-metropolis-ghana
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Parise Adadi, Abraham Kusi Obeng
The bacterial quality of honey from different production sites within Tamale metropolis, Ghana, was estimated using standard microbiological methods. Honey samples were bought from six different production sites within Tamale metropolis and labeled. Samples that were taken from location B recorded the least mean bacterial count of 6.0×10(4) colony forming units/mL with samples taken from location D showing the highest, 1.1×10(5) colony forming units/mL. However, samples from production sites E and F recorded no bacteria growth...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910926/-survey-on-a-public-health-emergency-event-caused-by-norovirus
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Y Xing, C Jiang, W Y Hua, F Liu, Z Zhao, Y J Ding, L Wang, J Li
Objective: To study the epidemiological characteristics of an outbreak caused by norovirus infection in a school in Haidian district, Beijing. Methods: Basic information of the school and data related to patients in the fields survey were collected and analyzed descriptively. Laboratory tests were performed to test the stool and anal swab specimens of both patients and cooks as well as the environmental specimens. Risk factors related to the incidence were analyzed through a case-control study. Results: A total number of 119 patients were identified in the school...
September 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903182/molecular-estimation-of-alteration-in-intestinal-microbial-composition-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-patients
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Hafiz Muhammad Ishaq, Imran Shair Mohammad, Hui Guo, Muhammad Shahzad, Yin Jian Hou, Chaofeng Ma, Zahid Naseem, Xiaokang Wu, Peijie Shi, Jiru Xu
The gut microbiota has a crucial effect on human health and physiology. Hypothyroid Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is an autoimmune disorder manifested with environmental and genetic factors. However, it is hypothesized that intestinal microbes might play a vital role in the pathogenesis of HT. The aim of current was to investigate and characterize the gut microbial composition of HT patients both quantitatively and qualitatively. The fecal samples from 29 HT patients and 12 healthy individuals were collected...
September 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900429/plasma-derived-polyreactive-secretory-like-iga-and-igm-opsonizing-salmonella-enterica-typhimurium-reduces-invasion-and-gut-tissue-inflammation-through-agglutination
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Gilles Bioley, Justine Monnerat, Marius Lötscher, Cédric Vonarburg, Adrian Zuercher, Blaise Corthésy
Due to the increasing emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of enteropathogenic bacteria, development of alternative treatments to fight against gut infections is a major health issue. While vaccination requires that a proper combination of antigen, adjuvant, and delivery route is defined to elicit protective immunity at mucosae, oral delivery of directly active antibody preparations, referred to as passive immunization, sounds like a valuable alternative. Along the gut, the strategy suffers, however, from the difficulty to obtain sufficient amounts of antibodies with the appropriate specificity and molecular structure for mucosal delivery...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899344/bacteriophages-are-the-major-drivers-of-shigella-flexneri-serotype-1c-genome-plasticity-a-complete-genome-analysis
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Pawan Parajuli, Marcin Adamski, Naresh K Verma
BACKGROUND: Shigella flexneri is the primary cause of bacillary dysentery in the developing countries. S. flexneri serotype 1c is a novel serotype, which is found to be endemic in many developing countries, but little is known about its genomic architecture and virulence signatures. We have sequenced for the first time, the complete genome of S. flexneri serotype 1c strain Y394, to provide insights into its diversity and evolution. RESULTS: We generated a high-quality reference genome of S...
September 12, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890194/summary-of-the-workshop-improving-chances-for-successful-clinical-outcomes-with-better-preclinical-models
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Heather Wenzel, Robert W Kaminski, Kristen A Clarkson, Milton Maciel, Mark A Smith, Weiping Zhang, Edwin V Oaks
In order to avoid expensive clinical failures, better and more predictive animal models of vaccine efficacy are needed to screen Shigella and ETEC vaccine candidates for protective efficacy. The 2016 Vaccines Against Shigella and ETEC (VASE) Conference included a workshop focused on the strengths and weaknesses of current models, particularly in terms of the correlation to vaccine efficacy in human clinical trials. Workshop presenters shared information on existing preclinical animal models for assessing the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of Shigella and ETEC vaccines...
September 7, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887202/hospital-sewage-water-a-reservoir-for-variants-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-blandm-and-esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Shadab Parvez, Asad U Khan
New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM)-producing Enterobacteriaceae has become a threat to public health. Hospital sewage is generally unexplored, having a potential for harbouring bacteria causing healthcare-associated infections. Hence, we initiated this study to monitor NDM-producing Enterobacteriaceae in hospital sewage water. We detected 32 isolates with blaNDM variants, 17 Escherichia coli, 8 Citrobacter freundii, 4 Shigella boydii, 2 Citrobacter braakii, and 1 Citrobacter farmeri in hospital sewage water, showing resistance to all antibiotics except colistin...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886559/sewage-treatment-effluents-in-delhi-a-key-contributor-of-%C3%AE-lactam-resistant-bacteria-and-genes-to-the-environment
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Manisha Lamba, Shaikh Ziauddin Ahammad
Rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance (AR) in developing countries is posing a greater health risk and increasing the global disease burden. Lack of access to safe drinking water, poor sanitation and inadequate sewage treatment facilities in these countries are fueling the problem associated with emergence of AR. Rapid proliferation of AR mediated by treated and untreated discharges from sewage treatment plants (STPs) is a prime public health concern. This study aims to understand the occurrence, fate, and routes of proliferation of carbapenem (KPC) and extended spectrum β-lactam (ESBL) resistant bacteria, and selected resistant genes in the samples collected from different unit operations in 12 STPs in New Delhi over two seasons...
August 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885920/antibiotic-therapy-for-acute-watery-diarrhea-and-dysentery
#19
David R Tribble
Diarrheal disease affects a large proportion of military personnel deployed to developing countries, resulting in decreased job performance and operational readiness. Travelers' diarrhea is self-limiting and generally resolves within 5 days; however, antibiotic treatment significantly reduces symptom severity and duration of illness. Presently, azithromycin is the preferred first-line antibiotic for the treatment of acute watery diarrhea (single dose 500 mg), as well as for febrile diarrhea and dysentery (single dose 1,000 mg)...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885918/travelers-diarrhea-an-update-on-the-incidence-etiology-and-risk-in-military-deployments-and-similar-travel-populations
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Chad K Porter, Scott Olson, Alexis Hall, Mark S Riddle
Travelers' diarrhea (TD) has historically been a common illness among visitors to developing nations. Although recent studies indicate decreasing incidence of TD among short-term travelers, a systematic review of illness among long-term travelers, including deployed military personnel, has not been conducted in more than 10 years. We conducted a literature search of studies published between 2005 and 2015 that evaluated TD in populations of deployed military personnel or similar long-term travelers (travel ≥1 month) to developing nations...
September 2017: Military Medicine
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